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August 6, 2012

Come Experience the Improved Ethernet Alliance Site

By Chauncey Schwartz

It is often very exciting to come to the end of a project and I’m particularly excited that the team at Ethernet Alliance has just completed updating our web site.  We’ve updated the landing page and many of the pages so they are easier to use, contain relevant and exciting information about Ethernet. We’ve also […]

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July 25, 2012

A Journey of Exploring 40/100GbE over Twisted Pair Cabling Started

By Frank Yang, Marketing Chair of Next Generation Enterprise Cabling Subcommittee

If you drew a table of ratified IEEE Ethernet standards versus their media, you would find two blanks as illustrated in the figure below. There are no 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet standards defined over balanced twisted pair copper cabling (e.g. CAT6 and 6A) as of today while twisted pair cabling has the largest install […]

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July 5, 2012

Terabit Ethernet? The Game Is Afoot!

By John D'Ambrosia

Wow! Hats off to IIR for the great job with this year’s WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference. While the conference title would bring to mind the service provider networks, enabling the ecosystem was the real story. From supporting data center and cloud applications to virtualizing networks to the concerns of operating networks in […]

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June 28, 2012

Wrap-Up: Ethernet Alliance Plugfests: Improving Data Center Bridging One Test at a Time

By Ethernet Alliance

Henry He, Marketing Chair, Ethernet in the Data Center subcommittee, Ethernet Alliance; Technical Product Manager, Ixia Often, a webinar in our high-tech circle introduces a new technology, explains how it works and illustrates how this new technology improves the data communication segment it serves. It is rare a webinar goes one step ahead to give […]

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June 13, 2012

10GbE Standardized to 400 Meters on OM4 Fiber

By Scott Kipp

When the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) standard released in 2002, the fiber optic links of 10GBASE-SR were standardized to at least 300 meters over Optical Multimode 3 (OM3) fiber.  OM3 is the leading type of multimode fiber being deployed today in the data center, but it isn’t the best fiber any more.  Optical Multimode 4 […]

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June 5, 2012

Matt Traverso, Ethernet Alliance Board Member

By Ethernet Alliance

Matt Traverso, Ethernet Alliance Board Member and Hardware Engineering Manager, Cisco Systems After years of serving as an active member in Ethernet Alliance activities and events, Matt made the decision to get more involved and join the Ethernet Alliance Board for 2012. His experience as a marketing expert and engineer at fiber optic module manufacturer […]

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May 29, 2012

David Fair, Ethernet Alliance Board Member

By Ethernet Alliance

David Fair joined the Ethernet Alliance in February, 2012 and has served as a member of its iWARP in the Data Center working group (iWARP brings remote direct memory access (RDMA) capabilities to Ethernet). David is currently Unified Networking Technologies Marketing Manager for Intel’s Data Center and Connected Systems Group / LAN Access Division. During […]

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